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FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) — A Broward judge convicted of drunk driving now says she should never have been driving.

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Speaking publicly for the first time about her November 2013 arrest, Judge Cynthia Imperato told a judicial panel that she drank more than the two glasses of wine she said she had at a reception.

“Obviously I had much more and should not have gotten behind the wheel,” she said.

The Judicial Qualifying Commission held a hearing to recommend punishment for her behavior.

Imperato also apologized to the police officers who arrested her.

“I apologize and know you were just doing your job,” she said.

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The JQC will present their findings to the Florida supreme court.

The court can agree to the punishment or impose their own which includes a fine suspension or removal.

Back in May, Florida’s Supreme Court rejected a proposed punishment for Imperato.

She had originally agreed to a 20-day unpaid suspension, $5,000 fine and public reprimand but the high court rejected it and ordered a full hearing to determine what sanction to impose.

In November 2013, Boca Raton Police pulled over Imperato after she was spotted driving erratically.  She later allegedly refused to submit to a breath sample test.

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Judge Imperato later accepted full responsibility for her conduct and said she was going to use the incident as an opportunity to improve her actions.